Microsoft Family Safety
Protect what matters most with digital and physical safety.
Develop healthy digital habits
Get a summary of your family’s digital activity, including screen time, websites visited, and terms your kids are searching for, so you can talk with them about online use.
Find screen time balance
Set screen time limits. If your kids will be on devices longer for things like online learning, you can set limits on specific apps or games instead.
Choose the right content
Create a safe space for your kids to explore online. Set healthy boundaries with web and search filters to block mature content and set browsing to kid-friendly websites on Microsoft Edge.
Locate your loved ones
Stay connected even when you’re apart. See loved ones on a map with location sharing and save places they visit most to know where family members are at a glance.
Your privacy is important to us
We work around the clock to help protect your data and information and do not sell or share your location with insurance companies.
Frequently asked questions
Screen time limits work on Windows, Xbox, and Android apps and games. They can be managed using the Microsoft Family Safety app on Android and iOS.1
By turning on web and search filters, adult content isn’t allowed and SafeSearch is enabled. This only works on Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 and Xbox One devices, so other commonly used browsers aren’t allowed either.
Set age limits to filter out inappropriate apps and games. If your child tries to download an app or game over the age limit, they will need your approval. The setting applies to Windows 10 and Xbox.
Anyone can pause or turn off location sharing. To keep your family safe and up to date on each other’s location, we recommend turning your location setting to “Always allow.”
1 Availability of mobile apps varies by country/region.